How a hackathon can transform your community

Hack the Stacks
What started as an uphill battle in Burlington, Vermont on the National Day of Civic Hacking in June 2013, transversed into an understanding between...Read more

How civic hackers can build apps that last

open government apps
This is a condensed version of the blog post: Hey Civic Hackers! How about leaving the ninja skills at home and building really useful applications?...Read more

Free software and comparative evaluation in the Italian Public Administration

not confidential government software
The on-going debate regarding the use of free and open source software in the Italian Public Administration (PA) seems to be coming to a satisfactory...Read more

10 tools to help open source cities maintain transparency

tranparency for open government
Today, transparency is a critical aspect in all areas of government. With Internet access, citizens are looking for more information about what is...Read more

How Project Manager Jason Hibbets takes open source beyond technology

open source experience
Jason Hibbets wears many hats. One is red—he's a project manager for the open source leader, Red Hat. And, the rest are for newly defined roles in...Read more

Open Contracting Principles reflect norms and best practices from around the world

open data in government
Authored by Lindsey Marchessault Over the past year, the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) has facilitated a global consultation process to create a...Read more

Observations from this year's NSA Open Source Industry Day

open source control not desirable
I attended the NSA Open Source Industry Day in Maryland this year and thought I'd summarize what did and didn't surprise me. We'll see if these...Read more

NC Datapalooza 2013: Why publicly available data is innovative

open government data
If you live in the southeastern US (aka the Bible Belt) as I do, you’ve probably been to a church revival or two (or twenty). Revival is an event...Read more